We report on the infrequent verbalisation disorder called 'post-traumatic mutism' observed in 12 subjects with severe traumatic head injuries. These patients during the recovery of their conditions showed for a certain period a speechlessness even though some of them could communicate through gestures and writing. The nature and the possible mechanism of the disorder are discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- mutism, post-traumatic
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology